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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My craftsman tractor starts fine but dies after about two

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my craftsman tractor starts fine but dies after about two minutes, model number###-##-####
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
How long before it will restart?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Briggs single cylinder engine?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
When it dies does it die like key is shut off, or does it slowly die?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
starts within a minute or so
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it dies like its losing power
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_walbro_lmt_carb.asp
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
slowly
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Sounds like a lack of fuel, Do you have fuel flowing to the carburetor from the tank and filter? Is this gravity flow, or does it have the three hose fuel pump after the filter?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Has the fuel filter been replaced?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
gravity feed
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
I would replace the fuel filter and blow back into the fuel tank from the filter line for te place to start.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will give this a shot , parts open at noon. thank you
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you! Please ACCEPT to close.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Please rate to close and get me credit!